Mar 21, 2013 1:00pm PDT
channel is huge. >> it educates you because it is very democratic. people are really voting for what they think is funny by watching it and passing it around to their friends. >> i would like the people who are at home watching the emmys right now to help me pull a big prank on the people who are not watching. it's been a big year for kimmel and in addition to the emmys and providing comedy for the white house correspondents association dinner he got engaged. so you're marrying one of your writers. >> i am, yes. she got hired as a writer's assistant and she started writing jokes. after a while it became obvious that we had to hire her as a writer. her material was so strong. for me, weirdly, that's like a -- that just -- that's really like what attracted me to her. she's funny. >> why is that weird? that's nice. >> i guess it's good but it is weird to be, you know, to have a work assignment be what attracted you to somebody. that is kind of -- >> that's not weird. you're in love with her mind. >> there you go. >> i mean she is very beautiful -- whanchts a kins gens. >> closing out th
Mar 18, 2013 1:00pm PDT
prospects you would like. not the education you like. as adults, they're very likely to smoke if they smoke as kid, and that will shorten their lives. so smoking is a very big deal. at the new york city ban smoking, which we got a lot of grief about, i will say. i got a lot of one-fingered ways as i would describe them when i marched by bars on st. patrick's day, for example. today, marched by a bar in st. patrick's day, and everybody seems to love you. and because of what new york did, i think it's fair to say most cities in america, all of western europe, virtually all of latin america have now gone smoke-free. >> sir, i know you reject the "nanny" label. you consider yourself a health advocate. you heard in the piece that introduced you, there is something of a backlash to the oversized soda ban, or restriction. do you think that it's possible that your actions when it comes to oversized sodas, sugary drinks, have created a backlash that could end up ultimately hurting your cause? you see what's going on in mississippi, for example. >> oh, no, anything but -- jake, anything but the
Mar 20, 2013 1:00pm PDT
children with autism. the number we saw last year was really as you said before based on educational record review. this survey was based essentially on a phone display and who responded to that asking parents, yes or no. had a medical professional diagnosed their child with an autism disorder. so these numbers get us in the ballpark. but they really don't confirm a true number and because they don't confirm a true number they really don't tell us if there's been a true increase, if there has been, the size of that increase. >> last year's number from the cdc was one in 88 kids. this year's is one in 50. it just seems like that's a chasm, a huge shift. >> different studies, different methods. that's why you end up with different numbers. you know, again, as i said, i think if you go about looking for something in one way, you tend to find something differently than if you look in a different way. so, you know, i think the hammer home message here is autism is common. if you ask most experts to say what is the true prevalence rate, they're going to vary a little bit on their numbers.
Mar 25, 2013 1:00pm PDT
americans' attitudes about same-sex marriage. >> i think will & grace probably did more to educate the american public than anything anybody's done so far. >> on this, supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage agree, hollywood has been influential of encouraging acceptance of gays and lesbians. it was through the medium of television that millions of americans first had open gays and lesbians in their living rooms. >> i can accept the fact that he's gay, but why does he have to slip a ring on this guy's finger? it was even fodder for the "golden girls". >> everyone wants someone to grow old with. shouldn't everyone have that chance? >> i'm judd. >> in 1994, pedro on the real world san francisco introduced a gay man with hiv/aids to millions of then-teenagers. he died that year and was praised by president clinton. ♪ so no one told you life was gonna be this way ♪ >> it helped to create an environment of acceptance where more and more gays and lesbians came out of the closet. the six friends may have all been straight, but more and more americans have friends that are not. a